The San Luis Obispo Southern Pacific Railroad roundhouse in 1953. The last of Southern Pacific’s steam locomotives pulled out of the roundhouse in September 1956.
The San Luis Obispo Southern Pacific Railroad roundhouse in 1953. The last of Southern Pacific’s steam locomotives pulled out of the roundhouse in September 1956. San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum
The San Luis Obispo Southern Pacific Railroad roundhouse in 1953. The last of Southern Pacific’s steam locomotives pulled out of the roundhouse in September 1956. San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum

SLO’s steam era ended when the roundhouse came down

April 14, 2017 05:27 PM

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .